More than 130 people packed the main auditorium for day two of the 14th Biofuels International conference and expo which focused on sustainable aviation.
The second day was chaired by Andre Paula Santos, from the European Biodiesel Board, and the session kicked off with Praveen Bains, from the International Energy Agency, who looked closely at the IEA’s net-zero scenario.
Next up, Michiel Potjer, from Air France LKLM Martinair Cargo, looked at the challenges and opportunities for SAF in the air freight industry.
Then it was the turn of Niels Anspach, from bp, who concentrated on the future of biofuels in aviation and road transportation.
Following him, Ann-Sofie Horlin, from SAS airlines, described how airlines are working across the value chain to develop SAF production to meet supply need at the right price.
Mishal Almutiaq, from Alfanar, then took to the stage, and addressed the audience about the need for SAF to reach climate proposals in the UK and Europe.
Then Stephane Thion, from LanzaJet, posed the question on whether supply mandates help to make SAF projects more bankable.
Rachel Williams, from KPMG, concentrated on global financing models for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Finally just before the lunch break, a presentation from Johnson Matthey looked again at decarbonising the aviation industry with SAF.
After lunchtime, Theo Pretorius, from Sasol ecoFT, focused on producing SAF with green hydrogen and carbon from biomass.
Then David Dwek, from SkyNRG, concentrated on sustainable pathways to develop the g lobally required SAF production capacity.
Michal Lorenz, from Growth Energy, looked at the role of US ethanol in decarbonisation industry.
Finally Oliver Bobin, from Ciram, looked at isotopes and radio carbon applications in the biofuel industry.
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